River Sauna

River Sauna in Bad Ems, Germany

Design: 4a Architekten GmbH

Stuttgart/Bad Ems, September 2014. The Emser thermal spa now has a new highlight to offer: a 250 m² floating sauna has recently been added to the wide range of wellness and leisure activities offered by the sauna park.

Stirling University Student Residences

Stirling University Buildings

Design: Lewis & Hickey Architects

Photos of Beech Court, recently completed Stirling University Hall of Residence, Bridge of Allan, Scotland. The campus is regularly described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, nestling at the foot of Abbey Craig and the Ochil Hills in 300 acres of grounds centred around Airthrey Loch.

Loving Hut

Loving Hut in Singapore

Design: Enviro Tec

Starting its operation fresh in early 2014, Loving Hut Singapore is a hearty project maintained through modest engagement with local creative communities and practitioners.

Green Dunes

Green Dunes Masterplan in Beijing

Design: Girimun Architects

This master plan project located in the Dongcheng District transforms the existing 16.5 ha site into a sustainable high density mixed-used urban park.

Bottles Congress

Bottles Congress in Braga

Design: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

The “Bottles’ Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances.

Korydallos City Hall

Korydallos City Hall, Piraeus

Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects

The architectural gesture stems from the idea of a pair of parallel prisms that support a third, long, transverse volume shaping an armful that welcomes the citizen. The design aim was to investigate an alternative narrative on the experiential relationship between the public building and the citizen.

Crest Installation

Crest Installation, V&A in London

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Crest is an experimental sculpture that tests new design and construction technologies applied to a material of minimal thickness; investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance.

Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve – Visitor Centre Preston

Design: Adam Khan Architects

New photos of this interesting set of buildings located in the Ribble Valley. The visitor centre is a cluster of buildings set in a lake on a floating pontoon, which responds to changing water levels in the flood plain. The architect has broken down a sizeable scheme into a “simple and engaging village” of buildings. Each building has a barn-like roof creating an animated skyline floating above the lake.

Hothouse at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus

Hothouse at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus

Design: C. F. Møller Architekten

Heated conservatory at the Botanical Gardens, Aarhus: using transparent roofing made of ETFE foil cushions with an interior pneumatic shading system the building “is like a drop of dew in its green surroundings”. The support structure consists of 10 steel arches, which fan out around a longitudinal and a transverse axis, creating a net of rectangles of varying sizes.

London City Hall

Open House London 2014

London Open House 2014

This year we welcome stunning new additions from across the capital including stylish sustainable designs such as Nick Baker’s eco-home built using timber framing and passive solar design techniques and Ott’s Yard – a repurposed ramshackle group of sheds reimagined with a healthy dose of creative greening by vPPR Architects.